New Deputy Chair of Scottish Land Court

03 Sep

The Faculty's Iain Maclean has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court, Scottish Ministers have announced.

Mr Maclean, from the Isle of Skye, is a graduate of the universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge and Edinburgh, and served as a legal assistant to the Lord President, Lord Hope.

He was admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1994, and was a member of the Scottish Government's EU Agricultural Subsidies Appeals Procedure External Advisory Panel from 2005 to 2013. He also served on the Scottish Law Commission's Advisory Group on the Law of Succession, and was a founder member of Trustbar, the Trusts, Fiduciaries and Executries Bar Group.

He has been credited with "a first-class knowledge of agricultural and crofting law."

Scottish Ministers said Mr Maclean had also been appointed as a member of the Scottish Land Court by Her Majesty the Queen, a requirement to take on the post of Deputy Chair.

The post became vacant when the former Deputy, The Hon Lord Minginish, was elevated to the post of Chair of the Scottish Land Court.